Dollar Tree Quits Selling Eggs (At Least For Now)
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Need eggs? You’ll have to buy them somewhere other than Dollar Tree…
Thanks to a high price tag, Dollar Tree is no longer selling eggs.
Eggs are just too expensive these days. Even Dollar Tree can’t afford them. The company tries to keep prices around $1.25. Though the cost of eggs is starting to come down, it’s still too high for Dollar Tree to offer a dozen at such a low price.
Instead of raising the prices at their stores or paying clerks to frequently adjust the price stickers, Dollar Tree has opted to halt the sale of their eggs altogether. A spokesperson for the company told Reuters that they don’t anticipate carrying eggs in their stores until at least fall. With over 8,000 Dollar Tree stores nationwide, this change is sure to impact many households.
Unfortunately for budget-conscious consumers, this announcement is coming right before the Easter holiday. If your family was planning on dying Easter eggs, making deviled eggs, or whipping up an egg salad for Easter, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
Why are egg prices so high?
If you’re wondering what caused egg prices to soar, it’s mostly due to the avian flu impacting supply. The deadliest avian flu in history recently occurred and more than 50 million birds died as a result.
In addition to the lack of supply, recent inflation has also impacted the price of eggs. According to CNN Business, egg prices for consumers were up 55% as recently as February. 😱
Where else can you find cheap eggs?
Fortunately, this recent announcement does not impact Family Dollar stores where eggs will still be sold. If you don’t have a Family Dollar near you, there are still plenty of places to pick up a carton. We recently searched high and low to find out where to buy cheap eggs. Between the Hip2Save team and Hip2Save readers, we were able to come up with a handy list of places to find the cheapest eggs.
This round-up provides a good cost comparison of some of the most popular grocery stores. If you’re set on having eggs at your Easter celebration this year, use our list to help you find a good deal on a carton.
Should you spot any great prices while out shopping, let us know!